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Football Conference
Football Conference.png
Founded
1979
Nation
Flag of England England
Feeder To
Football League Two
Divisions
Conference National (1979-present)
Conference North (2004-present)
Conference South (2004-present)
Number of Teams
68
24 ( National )
22 (North)
22 (South)
Levels on Pyramid
Level 5 (Conference National )
Level 6 (North) and (South )
Cups
 ???
Current Champions (2006/07)
Dagenham & Redbridge (National)
Droylsden (North)
Histon (South)
Website
Conference

The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. Conference National is the highest of the three divisions within the Football Conference, with Conference North and Conference South serving as regional feeders one step down. The Football Conference consisted of only one division up until 2004, but expanded as part of an extensive restructuring of the National League System which took effect beginning with the 2004-05 season. Image File history File links Logo of the Football Conference File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... 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The Football Conferences logo Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... Conference National (often referred to as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons) is the top division of the Football Conference. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... 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The Football Conferences logo Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. are an English football team based in Dagenham, Greater London, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Conference National (often referred to as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons) is the top division of the Football Conference. ... Droylsden Football Club of Conference North are based in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, only a few miles from neighbours, FA Premier League side Manchester City. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... Histon Football Club are an English football team based in the village of Impington, approximately 3 miles north of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The National League System comprises the seven levels of the English football league system immediately below the level of the FA Premier League and The Football League. ... Non-league football refers to football in England played at a level below that of the FA Premier League and The Football League. ... Association football is the national sport of England, and as such has an important place within English national life. ... Conference National (often referred to as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons) is the top division of the Football Conference. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ...


It has been announced that from the 2007-08 season onwards, as part of a 3 year sponsorship deal with betting firm Blue Square, the Conference National will be known as the Blue Square Premier and the tiers below as Blue Square North and Blue Square South. [1] Blue Square logo Blue Square was launched on 5th May 1999 and is one of the largest interactive betting services in the UK. The product suite offered by Blue Square has grown from its traditional bookmaking business to now offer all aspects of the gaming market including casino, slots and...

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Organisation

The Football Conference stands at the top of the National League System (NLS), a comprehensive structure linking together over 50 different leagues under the auspices of The Football Association (FA). Conference National is at Step 1 of the NLS, and Conference North and Conference South make up Step 2. Above the Conference are the 92 clubs which together make up the highest levels of English football, the FA Premier League and The Football League; below the Conference are the Step 3 and lower leagues of the NLS. The National League System comprises the seven levels of the English football league system immediately below the level of the FA Premier League and The Football League. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... This is a list of football clubs located in England and the leagues and divisions they play in (though note that not all play in the English football league system). ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ...


The Conference National has 24 clubs and the North and South divisions have 22 clubs each. Each club plays the others in its division twice during a season, once at home and once away. Clubs earn three points for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss.


At the end of each season two clubs are promoted from Conference National to Football League Two and two teams from League Two are relegated to Conference National to take their place. The two promotion places are awarded to the Conference National champions and to the winners of a playoff between those clubs finishing second to fifth in the standings. Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ...


At the other end of the table, the bottom four clubs in Conference National are relegated to either Conference North or Conference South. The decision as to which division the relegated club joins is made by the FA's NLS Committee, but is largely determined by geography. Due to financial constraints at this level of football, some clubs have escaped relegation despite finishing in a relegation position, due to the misfortune of others. The four relegated teams are replaced by four promoted teams, two from Conference North and two from Conference South. For each of these two leagues this will be the champions and the winners of playoffs between the second to fifth place clubs.


At the bottom of Conference North and Conference South, three clubs from each division are relegated and these six clubs are divided among the Step 3 leagues of the NLS, the Northern Premier League, the Southern League, and the Isthmian League. Each of these Step 3 leagues promotes their respective champions and second to fifth place playoff winners. The NLS Committee determines which Step 3 leagues the relegated clubs will join, and whether the promoted clubs will join Conference North or Conference South. The Northern Premier League logo. ... For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... The Isthmian League is a regional football league covering London and South East England. ...


For promotion to proceed, whether from The Football Conference to The Football League, within the Conference, or between the various leagues of the NLS, certain conditions concerning finances and facilities must be met. Failure to meet the requirements of the league concerned will prevent the eligible club from being promoted.


History

The Football Conference was formed in 1979 from teams in the Northern Premier League and Southern League and was originally known as the Alliance Premier League. Since 1984 it has been publicly known by the names of a succession of official title sponsors. The name was officially changed to the Football Conference in 1986. Below is a list of sponsors and what they chose to call the league: For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

From the start of the 2007-08 season, the Conference will be sponsored by bookmakers Blue Square. The Conference will then be known as Blue Square Premier, with Conference North and South renamed Blue Square Northern and Southern respectively. Harrier style shoes by Gola. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Nationwide Building Society is a major UK building society, the largest one in the world, and has its headquarters in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England. ... Blue Square logo Blue Square was launched on 5th May 1999 and is one of the largest interactive betting services in the UK. The product suite offered by Blue Square has grown from its traditional bookmaking business to now offer all aspects of the gaming market including casino, slots and... Blue Square logo Blue Square was launched on 5th May 1999 and is one of the largest interactive betting services in the UK. The product suite offered by Blue Square has grown from its traditional bookmaking business to now offer all aspects of the gaming market including casino, slots and... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ...


The Football Conference had a single division for the first 25 years of its existence, but beginning with the 2004-05 season expanded to three divisions. The original division was renamed Conference National and two new regional divisions one level down were introduced, Conference North and Conference South. The new clubs were drawn from the Northern Premier League, Southern League, and Isthmian League according to guidelines developed by the NLS Committee.


Only six teams have had the honour of winning the Conference on two occasions; Altrincham (1980, 1981), Barnet (1991, 2005), Enfield (1983, 1986), Kidderminster Harriers (1994, 2000), Macclesfield Town (1995, 1997) and Maidstone United (1984, 1989). Kidderminster also finished second in 1997. Of those sides only one, Barnet, was promoted to the Football League on both occasions; Maidstone's first title came before the era of automatic promotion, while Macclesfield Town and Kidderminster Harriers were denied promotion because their grounds were not up to the required standard at the time of their first win. However, both teams were promoted when they took their second title. Altrincham are the only team in history to retain the title, as at the time there was no automatic promotion to the Football League. Altrincham F.C. are a football club from Altrincham, Greater Manchester. ... Barnet Football Club are an English football team from High Barnet in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. ... Enfield F.C. are a football team from Enfield, London. ... Kidderminster Harriers Football Club are an English football team based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. ... Macclesfield Town Football Club are an English football team. ... Maidstone United Football Club are an English football team from Maidstone, Kent. ...


Promotion and Relegation

Prior to 1987, in order for Conference clubs to enter The Football League, they had to be elected by League members. As a consequence, there was no guarantee that winning the Football Conference would result in promotion. This changed in 1987, when automatic promotion and relegation between the Football League Fourth Division and the Conference was agreed. The first clubs to be affected by the new system were Lincoln City, who were relegated and replaced by Scarborough. However, although the champions of the Conference were entitled to a place in the Football League, this was dependent on their stadium meeting the set criteria for membership. For three successive years in the mid 1990s, the Conference champions were denied promotion to the Football League on these grounds. Since 1996, when Macclesfield Town won the title for the second time in three years (they had been one of the three clubs denied promotion due to their stadium not meeting the criteria), every champion has been promoted. Since 2003, the Conference has been awarded a second promotion place, which has been decided by a play-off system similar to that of the Football League. The four teams below the Conference champions play against each other over two legs, with second playing fifth and third playing fourth. The winners of these ties then play a single final game, with the winner gaining the second promotion place. Doncaster Rovers were the first team to win the Conference play-offs. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ... The Football League Fourth Division or Division Four of The Football League was the fourth-highest division in the English football league system from the 1958-59 season until the creation of the FA Premier League prior to the 1992-93 season. ... Lincoln City F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two (the fourth tier of the English football league system). ... Scarborough Football Club are an English football team based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, Yorkshire. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Macclesfield Town Football Club are an English football team. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are more commonly known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ...


Prior to 2004, relegation from the Conference meant dropping to one of the three feeder leagues below. Three teams were relegated, with one going to the Northern Premier League, one to the Southern League and one to the Isthmian League. In 2004, a restructuring of the National Football Pyramid saw the creation of a new level immediately below the Football Conference; two regional divisions named Conference North and Conference South were created, with the feeder leagues dropping below them. There are two promotion places to the Conference National from each regional division - the champions are promoted automatically, while the remaining place is again decided by play-offs. The four teams relegated from the Conference National are then allocated to one or other of the regional divisions dependent on their geographical location. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northern Premier League logo. ... For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... The Isthmian League is a regional football league covering London and South East England. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Conference clubs, 2006-07

Teams in bold have played in The Football League. The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ...

Conference National
Aldershot Town1
Altrincham
Burton Albion
Cambridge United
Crawley Town
Dagenham & Redbridge
Exeter City
Forest Green Rovers
Gravesend & Northfleet3
Grays Athletic
Halifax Town
Kidderminster Harriers
Morecambe
Northwich Victoria
Oxford United
Rushden & Diamonds
Southport
St Albans
Stafford Rangers
Stevenage Borough
Tamworth
Weymouth
Woking
York City
Conference North
Alfreton Town
Barrow
Blyth Spartans
Droylsden
Farsley Celtic
Gainsborough Trinity
Harrogate Town
Hinckley United
Hucknall Town
Hyde United
Kettering Town
Lancaster City
Leigh RMI
Moor Green
Nuneaton Borough
Redditch United
Scarborough
Stalybridge Celtic
Vauxhall Motors
Worcester City
Workington
Worksop Town
Conference South
Basingstoke Town
Bedford Town
Bishop's Stortford
Bognor Regis Town
Braintree
Cambridge City
Dorchester Town
Eastbourne Borough
Eastleigh
Farnborough
Fisher
Havant & Waterlooville
Hayes
Histon
Lewes
Newport County2
Salisbury
Sutton United
Thurrock
Welling United
Weston Super Mare
Yeading

Aldershot Town Football Club was founded in the spring of 1992 just after the closure of debt-ridden fourth division club Aldershot F.C., who had been founded in 1926 and had been league members since 1932. ... Altrincham F.C. are a football club from Altrincham, Greater Manchester. ... Burton Albion F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Cambridge United Football Club are a professional football club from Cambridge, England. ... Crawley Town Football Club is an English football team from Crawley, West Sussex. ... Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. are an English football team based in Dagenham, Greater London, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Exeter City F.C. are an English football club, based in Exeter, who have played in the Football League for most of its history, but now play in the Nationwide Conference. ... Forest Green Rovers F.C. are an English football team based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Gravesend & Northfleet F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Grays Athletic Football Club are a football team from the south east of England, representing the small town of Grays, Essex. ... Halifax Town Association Football Club are an English football team currently playing in the Conference National. ... Kidderminster Harriers Football Club are an English football team based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. ... It has been suggested that Morecambe F.C. Transfer History be merged into this article or section. ... Northwich Victoria F.C. are an English football team based in Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire. ... Oxford United Football Club are an English football team who are playing in the Conference National for the 2006-07 season. ... Rushden and Diamonds are an English professional football club who play in the Conference National. ... Southport Football Club are an English football club, based in Southport, Merseyside. ... St Albans City F.C. (nicknamed The Saints) is a football club based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. ... Stafford Rangers Football Club are a semi-professional English football team from Stafford who play in the Conference National. ... Stevenage Borough F.C. are an English football team based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference of the Conference National. ... Tamworth Football Club are an English football team based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Weymouth F.C., also known as The Terras, are a Dorset-based English Association football (soccer) club based in the town of Weymouth, who play in the Conference National. ... Woking F.C. are an association football club that are based in Woking, Surrey, England formed in 1889. ... York City Football Club are an English football club founded in 1922 and are based in York, North Yorkshire. ... Alfreton Town F.C. is an Association football club based in Alfreton, Derbyshire. ... Barrow A.F.C. are a football team based in the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. ... Blyth Spartans F.C. are a football club based at Croft Park in Blyth, Northumberland, England, currently playing in the Conference North. ... Droylsden Football Club of Conference North are based in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, only a few miles from neighbours, FA Premier League side Manchester City. ... Farsley Celtic F.C. is an English football club based in Leeds. ... Gainsborough Trinity are an English football club, based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. ... Harrogate Town F.C. is a semi-professional English football club from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. ... Hinckley United are an English football club, from Hinckley, Leicestershire. ... Hucknall Town F.C. are an English association football team founded in 1945 and based in the town of Hucknall in Nottinghamshire. ... Hyde United Football Club are a semi-professional team from Hyde in the Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. ... Kettering Town Football Club are an English football club based in Kettering, Northamptonshire. ... Lancaster City F.C. is a semi-professional English football team based in the city of Lancaster. ... Leigh Railway Mechanics Institute Football Club, usually known as Leigh RMI, are an English football team who play in the Conference North as of 2006–07. ... Moor Green F.C. are a non-league association football team temporarily based in the town of Solihull, West Midlands, England, currently playing in the Conference North. ... Nuneaton Borough F.C. are the major football club in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and currently play in the Conference North division. ... Redditch United F.C., founded in 1891 as Redditch Town, are a British football club based in Redditch, Worcestershire. ... Scarborough Football Club are an English football team based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, Yorkshire. ... Stalybridge Celtic are an English semi-professional football club from Stalybridge in the Northwest of England. ... Vauxhall Motors F.C. are an English football team based at Rivacre Park, Rivacre Road, in Hooton, sandwiched in between Eastham and Ellesmere Port, Wirral, who play in the Conference North. ... Worcester City Football Club is an English football team, based at St Georges Lane in the city of Worcester. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Worksop Town Football Club is a semi-professional English football club from Worksop, Nottinghamshire who currently play in the Conference North. ... Basingstoke Town Football Club are an English association football team, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, playing in the Conference South. ... Bedford Town is a football club currently playing in the Southern League. ... Bishops Stortford F.C. are a football(soccer) club based in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, currently members of the Conference South (since 2004). ... Bognor Regis Town F.C. is a football club based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England. ... Braintree Town F.C. is a football club based in Braintree, Essex, England. ... Cambridge City Football Club is an English association football club currently playing in the Conference South. ... Dorchester Town Football Club play in the Nationwide Conference South division. ... Eastbourne Borough are a semi-professional English football club, based in the town of Eastbourne, East Sussex, and are members of the Conference South division. ... Eastleigh Football Club is a football club based near Southampton, Hampshire, England. ... Farnborough Town F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference South. ... Fisher Athletic F.C. are a semi-professional football club fromsouth London. ... Havant & Waterlooville F.C. is an English league football team based at West Leigh Park in Havant, England and nicknamed The Hawks. ... Hayes F.C. are an English football club based in Hayes, Hillingdon in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Histon Football Club are an English football team based in the village of Impington, approximately 3 miles north of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. ... Known as The Rooks, Lewes F.C. play at The Dripping Pan, in England. ... Newport County are a football team based in the city of Newport. ... Salisbury City Football Club are an English football club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. ... Sutton United Football Club is an English football team currently playing in the Conference South. ... Thurrock F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Welling United Football Club are an English football club, based in Welling in the London Borough of Bexley and playing in the Football Conference South Division for semi-professional teams. ... Weston Super Mare Football Club is a football team based in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. ... Yeading F.C. are an English football club from Yeading in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London, currently playing in the Conference South. ...

Notes

  • 1 As a previous incarnation — Aldershot F.C.
  • 2 As a previous incarnation.
  • 3 Changed name to Ebbsfleet United after the end of 2006-07 season.

Aldershot Football Club was an English Football League club which went out of business in 1992. ...

Past Conference winners

Season Conference National champions Playoff winners
1979-80 Altrincham
1980-81 Altrincham
1981-82 Runcorn
1982-83 Enfield
1983-84 Maidstone United
1984-85 Wealdstone
1985-86 Enfield
1986-87 Scarborough*
1987-88 Lincoln City*
1988-89 Maidstone United*
1989-90 Darlington*
1990-91 Barnet*
1991-92 Colchester United*
1992-93 Wycombe Wanderers*
1993-94 Kidderminster Harriers**
1994-95 Macclesfield Town**
1995-96 Stevenage Borough**
1996-97 Macclesfield Town*
1997-98 Halifax Town*
1998-99 Cheltenham Town*
1999-00 Kidderminster Harriers*
2000-01 Rushden & Diamonds*
2001-02 Boston United*
2002-03 Yeovil Town* Doncaster Rovers* (Match Report)
2003-04 Chester City* Shrewsbury Town* (Match Report)
2004-05 Barnet* Carlisle United* (Match Report)
2005-06 Accrington Stanley* Hereford United* (Match Report)
2006-07 Dagenham & Redbridge* Exeter or Morecambe

* Promoted to The Football League (Fourth Division until 1991, Third Division from 1992 until 2003 and League Two from 2004)
** Not promoted
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Maidstone United Football Club are an English football team from Maidstone, Kent. ... // First Division Howard Kendalls world class Everton side beat neighbours Liverpool to the league championship, while Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United followed closely behind. ... Wealdstone Football Club is an English semi-professional football club based in the London Borough of Harrow. ... // First Division The championship crown went to Liverpool for the 16th time in their history at the end of their first season under the management of Kenny Dalglish, but they had to fight off some very stiff competition to get the big prize. ... Enfield F.C. are a football team from Enfield, London. ... // First Division The 1986-87 First Division championship went to Everton in their final season under the management of Howard Kendall before his departure to Atletico Bilbao. ... Scarborough Football Club are an English football team based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, Yorkshire. ... // First Division Liverpool won the league title with a comfortable nine-point margin and just two defeats all season. ... Lincoln City F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two (the fourth tier of the English football league system). ... // First Division Arsenal won the league title on goal difference with the last kick of the season, as they beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield to claim the championship trophy and deny Kenny Dalglishs men a unique second double. ... Maidstone United Football Club are an English football team from Maidstone, Kent. ... // First Division Liverpool overhauled a greatly improved Aston Villa side to win their 18th league championship trophy and their fifth major trophy in as many seasons under Kenny Dalglishs management. ... 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Cheltenham Town F.C. are a football team based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. ... The 1999-2000 season was the 120th season of competitive football in England. ... Kidderminster Harriers Football Club are an English football team based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. ... The 2000-2001 season was the 121st season of competitive football in England. ... Rushden and Diamonds are an English professional football club who play in the Conference National. ... The 2001-2002 season was the 122nd season of competitive football in England. ... Boston United Football Club are a football club based in Lincolnshire, England. ... The 2002-2003 season was the 123rd season of competitive football (soccer) in England, from August 2002 to July 2003: // England national team Key: ECQ = 2004 European Championship qualifiers, F = Friendly; scores are written England first European club competitions UEFA Champions League Manchester United - Quarter finals Arsenal - Second group phase... Yeovil Town F.C. are an English football team based in Yeovil, Somerset. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are more commonly known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... The 2002-03 Conference National Playoff Final took place on 10 May 2003 and was contested between Dagenham & Redbridge and Doncaster Rovers. ... The 2003-2004 season was the 124th season of competitive football in England. ... For the Local Government District of Chester City, see Chester City (district). ... Shrewsbury Town Football Club are an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... The 2003-04 Conference National Playoff Final took place on 16 May 2004 and was contested between Aldershot Town and Shrewsbury Town. ... The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football in England. ... Barnet Football Club are an English football team from High Barnet in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two last season. ... The 2004-05 Conference National Playoff Final took place on 14 May 2005 and was contested between Stevenage Borough and Carlisle United. ... The 2005-2006 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... Accrington Stanley is a football club from Accrington in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, formed in 1968. ... Hereford United Football Club is a football club based in Hereford, England. ... The 2005-06 Conference National Playoff Final took place on 20 May 2006 and was contested between Halifax Town and Hereford United. ... The new Wembley Stadium has been completed in time for this seasons FA Cup Final. ... Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. are an English football team based in Dagenham, Greater London, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Exeter City F.C. are an English football club, based in Exeter, who have played in the Football League for most of its history, but now play in the Nationwide Conference. ... It has been suggested that Morecambe F.C. Transfer History be merged into this article or section. ... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ... The Football League Fourth Division or Division Four of The Football League was the fourth-highest division in the English football league system from the 1958-59 season until the creation of the FA Premier League prior to the 1992-93 season. ... From the 1992-93 to the 2003-04 season, the Football League Third Division was the third-highest division of The Football League and the fourth-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ...

Season Conference North champions Playoff winners
2004-05 Southport Altrincham
2005-06 Northwich Victoria Stafford Rangers
2006-07 Droylsden Farsley Celtic
Season Conference South champions Playoff winners
2004-05 Grays Athletic Eastbourne Borough
2005-06 Weymouth St Albans
2006-07 Histon Salisbury

The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football in England. ... Southport Football Club are an English football club, based in Southport, Merseyside. ... Altrincham F.C. are a football club from Altrincham, Greater Manchester. ... The 2005-2006 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... Northwich Victoria F.C. are an English football team based in Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire. ... Stafford Rangers Football Club are a semi-professional English football team from Stafford who play in the Conference National. ... The new Wembley Stadium has been completed in time for this seasons FA Cup Final. ... Droylsden Football Club of Conference North are based in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, only a few miles from neighbours, FA Premier League side Manchester City. ... Farsley Celtic Association Football Club are an English football club based in Farsley, Leeds which was founded in 1908. ... The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football in England. ... Grays Athletic Football Club are a football team from the south east of England, representing the small town of Grays, Essex. ... Eastbourne Borough are a semi-professional English football club, based in the town of Eastbourne, East Sussex, and are members of the Conference South division. ... The 2005-2006 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... Weymouth F.C., also known as The Terras, are a Dorset-based English Association football (soccer) club based in the town of Weymouth, who play in the Conference National. ... St Albans City F.C. (nicknamed The Saints) is a football club based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. ... The new Wembley Stadium has been completed in time for this seasons FA Cup Final. ... Histon Football Club are an English football team based in the village of Impington, approximately 3 miles north of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. ... Salisbury City Football Club are an English football club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. ...

Former Conference clubs now in The Football League

Club Years in the Conference Currently Play in (2007-08)
Accrington Stanley 2003-2006 League Two
Barnet 1979-1991; 2001-2005 League Two
Carlisle United 2004-2005 League One
Cheltenham Town 1985-1992; 1997-1999 League One
Chester City 1999-2004 League Two
Colchester United 1990-1992 Championship
Dagenham and Redbridge 1992-2007 League Two
Darlington 1989-1990 League Two
Doncaster Rovers 1998-2003 League One
Hereford United 1997-2006 League Two
Lincoln City 1987-1988 League One or Two
Macclesfield Town 1987-1997 League Two
Shrewsbury Town 2003-2004 League One or Two
Wycombe Wanderers 1985-1986; 1987-1993 League Two
Yeovil Town 1979-1985; 1988-1995; 1997-2003 Championship or League One

Of the former Conference clubs now in the Football League, Colchester United are the most successful, having reached the Championship in 2006 - 14 years after being Conference champions. Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers are now in League One after both teams were promoted from the Conference in 2003. Accrington Stanley have yet to progress beyond the league's basement division, as have Barnet, Chester City and Hereford United - although they did progress to third tier of the league in their first spells of Football League membership. Dagenham and Redbridge reached the Football League for the first time in their history in 2007. Accrington Stanley is a football club from Accrington in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, formed in 1968. ... Barnet Football Club are an English football team from High Barnet in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two last season. ... Cheltenham Town F.C. are a football team based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. ... For the Local Government District of Chester City, see Chester City (district). ... Colchester United Football Club are an English football team who, after finishing 2nd in League One for the 2005/6 season are competing in the Championship in 2006/07, for the first time in their history. ... Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. are an English football team based in London, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Darlington F.C. are an English football team based in the English town of Darlington, currently playing in Football League Two. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are more commonly known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... Hereford United Football Club is a football club based in Hereford, England. ... Lincoln City F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two (the fourth tier of the English football league system). ... Macclesfield Town Football Club are an English football team. ... Shrewsbury Town Football Club are an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... Wycombe Wanderers Football Club are an English football team from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, currently playing in Football League Two. ... Yeovil Town F.C. are an English football team based in Yeovil, Somerset. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ...


References

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See also

The table below lists domestic sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season. ...

External links

Conference National 2006/07
Aldershot Town • Altrincham • Burton Albion • Cambridge United • Crawley Town • Dagenham & Redbridge • Ebbsfleet United • Exeter City • Forest Green Rovers • Grays Athletic • Halifax Town • Kidderminster Harriers • Morecambe • Northwich Victoria • Oxford United • Rushden & Diamonds • Southport • Stafford Rangers • St Albans City • Stevenage Borough • Tamworth • Weymouth • Woking • York City   edit
Conference North 2006/07

Alfreton Town | Barrow | Blyth Spartans | Droylsden | Farsley Celtic | Gainsborough Trinity | Harrogate Town | Hinckley United | Hucknall Town | Hyde United | Kettering Town | Lancaster City | Leigh RMI | Nuneaton Borough | Redditch United | Moor Green | Scarborough | Stalybridge Celtic | Vauxhall Motors | Worcester City | Workington | Worksop Town |    edit Conference National (often referred to as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons) is the top division of the Football Conference. ... The Conference National is the top division of the Football Conference. ... Aldershot Town Football Club was founded in the spring of 1992 just after the closure of debt-ridden fourth division club Aldershot F.C., who had been founded in 1926 and had been league members since 1932. ... Altrincham F.C. are a football club from Altrincham, Greater Manchester. ... Burton Albion F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Cambridge United Football Club are a professional football club from Cambridge, England. ... Crawley Town Football Club is an English football team from Crawley, West Sussex. ... Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. are an English football team based in Dagenham, Greater London, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Ebbsfleet United F.C. is an English football team currently playing in the Football Conference. ... Exeter City F.C. are an English football club, based in Exeter, who have played in the Football League for most of its history, but now play in the Nationwide Conference. ... Forest Green Rovers F.C. are an English football team based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Grays Athletic Football Club are a football team from the south east of England, representing the small town of Grays, Essex. ... Halifax Town Association Football Club are an English football team currently playing in the Conference National. ... Kidderminster Harriers Football Club are an English football team based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. ... It has been suggested that Morecambe F.C. Transfer History be merged into this article or section. ... Northwich Victoria F.C. are an English football team based in Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire. ... Oxford United Football Club are an English football team who are playing in the Conference National for the 2006-07 season. ... Rushden and Diamonds are an English professional football club who play in the Conference National. ... Southport Football Club are an English football club, based in Southport, Merseyside. ... Stafford Rangers Football Club are a semi-professional English football team from Stafford who play in the Conference National. ... St Albans City F.C. (nicknamed The Saints) is a football club based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. ... Stevenage Borough F.C. are an English football team based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference of the Conference National. ... Tamworth Football Club are an English football team based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Weymouth F.C., also known as The Terras, are a Dorset-based English Association football (soccer) club based in the town of Weymouth, who play in the Conference National. ... Woking F.C. are an association football club that are based in Woking, Surrey, England formed in 1889. ... York City Football Club are an English football club founded in 1922 and are based in York, North Yorkshire. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... The new Wembley Stadium has been completed in time for this seasons FA Cup Final. ... Alfreton Town F.C. is an Association football club based in Alfreton, Derbyshire. ... Barrow A.F.C. are a football team based in the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. ... Blyth Spartans F.C. are a football club based at Croft Park in Blyth, Northumberland, England, currently playing in the Conference North. ... Droylsden Football Club of Conference North are based in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, only a few miles from neighbours, FA Premier League side Manchester City. ... Farsley Celtic Association Football Club are an English football club based in Farsley, Leeds which was founded in 1908. ... Gainsborough Trinity are an English football club, based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. ... Harrogate Town F.C. is a semi-professional English football club from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. ... Hinckley United are an English football club, from Hinckley, Leicestershire. ... Hucknall Town F.C. are an English association football team founded in 1945 and based in the town of Hucknall in Nottinghamshire. ... Hyde United Football Club are a semi-professional team from Hyde in the Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. ... Kettering Town Football Club are an English football club based in Kettering, Northamptonshire. ... Lancaster City F.C. is a semi-professional English football team based in the city of Lancaster. ... Leigh Railway Mechanics Institute Football Club, usually known as Leigh RMI, are an English football team who play in the Conference North as of 2006–07. ... Nuneaton Borough F.C. are the major football club in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and currently play in the Conference North division. ... Redditch United F.C., founded in 1891 as Redditch Town, are a British football club based in Redditch, Worcestershire. ... Moor Green F.C. are a non-league association football team temporarily based in the town of Solihull, West Midlands, England, currently playing in the Conference North. ... Scarborough Football Club are an English football team based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, Yorkshire. ... Stalybridge Celtic are an English semi-professional football club from Stalybridge in the Northwest of England. ... Vauxhall Motors F.C. are an English football team based at Rivacre Park, Rivacre Road, in Hooton, sandwiched in between Eastham and Ellesmere Port, Wirral, who play in the Conference North. ... Worcester City Football Club is an English football team, based at St Georges Lane in the city of Worcester. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Worksop Town Football Club is a semi-professional English football club from Worksop, Nottinghamshire who currently play in the Conference North. ...

Conference South 2006/07

Basingstoke Town | Bedford Town | Bishop's Stortford | Bognor Regis Town | Braintree Town | Cambridge City | Dorchester Town | Eastbourne Borough | Eastleigh | Farnborough Town | Fisher Athletic | Havant & Waterlooville | Hayes | Histon | Lewes | Newport County | Salisbury City | Sutton United | Thurrock | Welling United | Weston-super-Mare | Yeading   edit The Football Conferences logo Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... The new Wembley Stadium has been completed in time for this seasons FA Cup Final. ... Basingstoke Town Football Club are an English association football team, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, playing in the Conference South. ... Bedford Town is a football club currently playing in the Southern League. ... Bishops Stortford F.C. are a football(soccer) club based in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, currently members of the Conference South (since 2004). ... Bognor Regis Town F.C. is a football club based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England. ... Braintree Town F.C. is a football club based in Braintree, Essex, England. ... Cambridge City Football Club is an English association football club currently playing in the Conference South. ... Dorchester Town Football Club play in the Nationwide Conference South division. ... Eastbourne Borough are a semi-professional English football club, based in the town of Eastbourne, East Sussex, and are members of the Conference South division. ... Eastleigh Football Club is a football club based near Southampton, Hampshire, England. ... Farnborough Town F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference South. ... Fisher Athletic F.C. are a semi-professional football club fromsouth London. ... Havant & Waterlooville F.C. is an English league football team based at West Leigh Park in Havant, England and nicknamed The Hawks. ... Hayes F.C. are an English football club based in Hayes, Hillingdon in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Histon Football Club are an English football team based in the village of Impington, approximately 3 miles north of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. ... Known as The Rooks, Lewes F.C. play at The Dripping Pan, in England. ... Newport County are a football team based in the city of Newport. ... Salisbury City Football Club are an English football club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. ... Sutton United Football Club is an English football team currently playing in the Conference South. ... Thurrock F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Welling United Football Club are an English football club, based in Welling in the London Borough of Bexley and playing in the Football Conference South Division for semi-professional teams. ... Weston Super Mare Football Club is a football team based in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. ... Yeading F.C. are an English football club from Yeading in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London, currently playing in the Conference South. ...

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TheFA.com - Disiplinary Procedures - Football Conference (1986 words)
A Commission shall have discretionary power to rule that a match shall not count towards the completion of a suspension if it is satisfied that the game has been arranged by the Club with a view to enabling the player to complete his suspension and thus qualify him to play in a specific match.
The alleged offender shall not participate in any football activity from the date he is notified of the charge, until a Disciplinary Commission has heard and adjudicated on the matter.
The Football Association shall have the power to order that a Club Official or Player associated with the Football Conference shall be suspended from all or any specific football activity for such period and on such terms and conditions as The Association considers fit.
Football at SUNY Brockport (1616 words)
Lanctot becomes the third kicker in the history of SUNY Brockport Football to be honored with All-American accolades after Steve Milne was named to three All-American teams in 1993 and Keith Scranton earned two awards in 1999.
BROCKPORT, NY-The SUNY Brockport football team (0-2) jumped out to a 23-7 halftime lead, but fell victim to a second half rally by defending Atlantic Central Football Conference champions and 12th ranked Salisbury State (2-0), this afternoon, dropping a 35-30 decision to the visiting Sea Gulls at Special Olympic Stadium.
He is the winningest coach in Golden Eagles football history, with a record of 72-40-1,and guided Brockport to four straight NCAA playoffs (2000-03), including the 2002 National Quarterfinals.
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